Challenges

Challenges

We all like to be challenged. That sense of achievement which can only come from surmounting obstacles and realising goals is what makes us feel alive.

However the difficulty and severity of some challenges means that we sometimes need an extra push to see us triumphantly over the line and what better way to provide that added boost than raising money for a good cause?

Challenges for charity come in all shapes and sizes and the links below should help you take the first steps to realising your goals:
 

Or simply use the navigation to list events by activity, date and region or search the whole section by keyword to find the perfect event for you.

Hill walking
Expert advice

Hill walking

Be prepared for your walking challenge with these guides: tips on everything you need to know to get started with hill walking, from walk planning to group management and courses you could go on to improve your skills.

Training for cycling
Expert advice

Training for cycling

If you are interested in a cycling challenge, whether it's at home or abroad, then be sure to consult this section as our team of world-class experts cover the key elements of improving your cycling through training and conditioning.

Ultra distance running
Expert advice

Ultra distance running

26 miles is no longer the ultimate distance. Ultra running - essentially running any distance that's longer than a marathon - is becoming increasingly popular, both in the UK and world-wide. Could you trake on an ultra runner challenge? Read our articles in this section to find out what it takes.

Charity skydives & parachute jumps
Event listings

Charity skydives & parachute jumps

A skydive for charity is an event that captures the imagination of potential sponsors unlike any other and we've got all sorts of options available including skydiving courses and world record attempts!  

Featured challenges

Walk for Parkinson's - Wilton House, Wiltshire

Join us on Sunday 12 July at the beautiful Wilton House estate as we walk to help the lives of people effected by Parkinsons.

Pedal for Parkinson's Isle of Wight

Take in the stunning Isle of Wight on your bike. Cycle 21, 49 or 59 miles to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's. 21 miles (age 11+), 49 and 59 miles (age 16+).

Walk for Parkinson's - Cave Hill, Belfast

This circular route takes you around the stunning Cave Hill Country Park. Walk past the caves to McArt’s Fort, taking in stunning wildlife along the way.

Parkinson's UK Spooky Sprint Nottingham - 5K

We dare you to run a race in the dark with only a head torch to light your way. Test your nerve as well as your fitness. It’s so good it’s scary. 5K - age 11+. Kids fun run - age 10 and under.

Military Madness Great Gwent Poppy Run

Military Madness will require sweat & effort needed to dash the 200m of no man's land, scale the trench area and go over the top as you begin the course. Age 12+.

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Arthritis Care

Arthritis Care’s purpose is to empower people with arthritis through support & information.

Information for charities

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